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Citadel News Service
8 Sep 2016

Welcoming family and friends to Parents’ Weekend 2016

Parents' Weekend schedule for Oct. 12 - 15*:

6p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
Senior Dinner at Holliday Alumni Center (Cadets only)

10:30a.m. Friday, Oct. 14
General Rosa's Update to Parents and Families at Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

3p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
Ring Presentation at McAlister Field House

6p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
Ring Ceremony McAlister Field House

NOTE: No parade on Friday. The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) inductees to be recognized at Saturday's parade.

Saturday, Oct. 15

No change to the original Parents' Day schedule for this Saturday, with the exception of the football game which will be played at 3p.m, and the Corps march over to the game which will be at 2:30*  All other times and events remain the same including lunches.

With the exception of the parade on Friday, all other HOF events and dinners (Thursday scholarship and Friday HOF dinners) remain the same.

*New ticket information for the Parents’ Weekend football game at 3p.m., Sat. Oct. 15:

Parents and family members holding tickets from the Parents’ Weekend game that was cancelled last weekend can exchange those tickets for this weekend’s game. You do not need to purchase more. Present your tickets at the ticket window for an exchange. Those unable to attend this Saturday’s game can have their tickets honored at the Oct. 29 game against ETSU, or donate them to the Junior Bulldog Program benefitting children in orphanages and foster families. For questions, please contact The Citadel Ticket Office

Parents' Weekend 2016

Every October parents, family members, friends and alumni come to The Citadel’s iconic Charleston campus to visit members of the South Carolina Corps on Parents’ Weekend. Some of the well-attended events include the famous Citadel military dress parade, drill competitions and performances by The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes. But the highlights of the weekend are the promotion of Fourth Class (freshman) to official cadets and the presentation of class rings to the First Class (senior) cadets.

“Cadets really look forward to their parents and families visiting them in the fall each year,” said Alexandra Guild, Regimental Public Affairs Officer. “The parade, the open barracks, performances by The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, and of course the Ring Ceremony really give our families the flavor of the military culture that is the foundation of our four-year experience as we work to become principled leaders.”

The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends. The others are Homecoming in November, Corps Days – the birthday celebration of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets – in March and Graduation Weekend in May each year.

2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Time

Event

Location

1030

Report to parents by President, Q&A session with President and Senior Staff

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

1255

First Class processional piped over to McAlister Field House by The Citadel Pipe Band

Center campus to McAlister Field House

1300

Presentation of class rings to the Class of 2017 (Video of ceremony to be posted shortly after event)

McAlister Field House

Various times

Muslim and Jewish Religious Services

Off campus. Visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/chapel-services or call the Office of Chaplaincy at 843-953-5049

1800-2100 (Specific times assigned per company)

Ring Ceremony and family photos

McAlister Field House

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

0800

Information Reception

Reception area of Mark Clark Hall

0800

Padgett-Thomas Barracks

Open to Regimental Band and their guests only

0830-1015

All barracks open

Pipe Band performances in barracks

0845-0915

Kelly Cup competition

Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad

0930-1000

Performance by Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes

Summerall Field

1010-1020

Fourth Class Promotion Ceremonies

All barracks

1030-1045

Carillon Concert

Heard campus-wide

1100-1145

Review Dress Parade (cancelled if raining)

Summerall Field

1200-1245

Lunch

Coward Hall

Deas Hall - Box lunches

(Regimental Commanders’ Riverview Room - Regimental Band and parents only)

Tickets required - see below chart

1200-1400

The Citadel Alumni Association Tailgate (open to all)

Holliday Alumni Center

1330

Cadets March-Over/March-On

Center campus to Johnson Hagood Stadium

1400

Bulldogs vs. North Greenville University

Johnson Hagood Stadium

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

0900

Episcopal Communion Service (Blessing of the Rings) with reception to follow

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

0930

Catholic Mass

Summerall Chapel

1100

Protestant Worship

Summerall Chapel

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

Take The Citadel’s virtual tour before you arrive and see a map by visiting this link.

Parking on Campus: Parking on campus at The Citadel is limited due to space constraints and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking in surrounding areas: Please be aware that parking regulations in Charleston are strictly enforced by authorities. Do not park in Hampton Park next to campus during Parents Weekend or you may receive a ticket, get booted, or towed by city authorities. Street parking can be found but pay close attention to the signs and limitations.

TICKETS FOR MESS HALL LUNCH SATURDAY, OCT. 8

It's a rare treat to get to eat in Coward Hall (mess hall) with the cadets, but tickets are required and seating is limited. Luncheon options include:

  • $12 per ticket at Coward Hall. (Family style meal; for family style meal with chicken piccata herbed wild rice, whole green beans with tomatoes, fruit salad, rolls, apple pie, beverage)
  • $10 for Box Lunch, picked up at Deas Hall. (Turkey and Colby cheese on ciabatta roll, chips, apple, cookie, beverage.)
  • Both options are free for cadets but tickets are required (Cadet ticket included in your order)
  • Free for children under 3 if sitting on parent’s lap (no ticket needed)
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request

Band Company lunch: held at Riverview Room for members of Band Company and guests only due to band schedule. $12, same menu as Coward Hall lunch and same ordering instructions.

How to order? (Orders due by Sept. 23)

To order tickets please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call this number to pay by credit card 843-953-6425, or fill out the form below and FAX the order to 843-953-4993 (THIS IS A FAX number only), or mail it with a check to the address on the form by Sept. 23. Ticket orders received after Sept. 23 should be picked up from during the vendor fair in Mark Clark Hall. Remaining tickets will be sold onsite at the various luncheon locations until they sell out.

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Purchaser’s Name_____________________________

Address________________________Apt. #________

City________________State______Zip Code_______

Day Phone__________________________________
E-Mail Address________________________________

Cadet’s Name:____________________________

Cadet’s Company_______

Other currently enrolled cadet? Yes No

if yes, name :_____________________________

Company__________

COWARD HALL FAMILY STYLE LUNCH _____

DEAS HALL BOX LUNCH _____

BAND LUNCH (Cadet must be a member of Band CO) _______# Tickets

_______# Cadet Ticket (s) Free

TOTAL AMOUNT FOR YOUR ORDER $_____________

Payment Method:

(Make checks/Money Orders payable to Aramark)

____check

____money order

_____cash

Call 843-953-6425 for credit card payment or questions

 

MAIL THIS ORDER FORM TO:

Aramark

Attn: Luncheon Tickets

171 Moultrie Street – MSC 65

 

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